North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association

Why Join the NDEMSA?

When joining with the 1,700 members of the North Dakota EMS Association you become an important voice in an organization that is committed to supporting and serving you. The benefits of a NDEMSA membership continue to grow and we work hard to provide you a source for education, leadership training, representation and access to valuable resources. The benefits listed below are valued at much more than the low cost of members and are only a glimpse at everything you will receive. So do not wait any longer, join your fellow medical providers today!

Highlights of NDEMSA benefits include:

  • Savings of over $30 at each NDEMSA conference you attend. Pick from the 5 offered each year and save what you pay in membership fees by attending just one conference!!
  • Quarterly subscription to the Response Time magazine, a full color publication
  • Subscription to the monthly e-updates electronic newsletter
  • Access to a number of awards, including regional and state-wide recognition
  • $3,500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy through American Income Life
  • As a member of the NDEMSA you have access to AFLAC products with a 40% to 60% savings in premiums. Visit Here for more information.
  • Access to discounts: SAVVIK
  • National and Local Deals from Home for Heroes Here

Conference Discounts

As a member of NDEMSA you will receive substantial discounts to our Annual North Dakota EMS Rendezvous Conference and Tradeshow, as well as our four regional conferences.

Our Annual North Dakota EMS Rendezvous Conference and Tradeshow is held each April in Bismarck. Each year, the Conference and Tradeshow attracts nearly 850 attendees. The participants have the opportunity to interact with over 60 vendors and attend sessions instructed by over 15 nationally renowned EMS instructors.

NDEMSA Regional Conferences are held during the fall and winter months, typically in Medora, Fargo, Minot and Grand Forks. These conferences provide attendees a more intimate setting in which they have the opportunity to receive hands-on, practical education and skills review.


Each NDEMSA member receives a free subscription to the Response Time Magazine. This full-color, quarterly publication will keep you up-to-date on current NDEMSA events and training, EMS news from around North Dakota and updates from the Division of EMS. It contains articles specifically for everyone from emergency medical responders (EMRs) to nurses as well as educators and ambulance managers. Every issue is packed with information, from cover to cover, that you do not want to miss.

Members are also automatically subscribed to our monthly E-Updates. This electronic communication allows members to receive updates and provide feedback on more time sensitive issues. Since the E-Update is exclusively for members, it makes you the first to know about education events, application deadlines, advocacy matters, grant opportunities and much more!


NDEMSA has committed to being the advocate for North Dakota EMS and has been the guiding force in strengthening, improving and innovating EMS through the legislative process. As your advocate you can be assured that we are committed to the betterment of our industry and each member has the opportunity to provide feedback and help shape the advocacy goals and agendas of NDEMSA.

Our representation efforts are not exclusively focused on the legislature. NDEMSA is at the table every time North Dakota EMS and its providers are stakeholders by serving on advisory committees, special task forces and local, regional and national boards.

Here are just a few of the areas we have, and will continue to be, involved in:

  • Department of Emergency Services Advisory Committee,
  • Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council,
  • National Association of EMT's Affiliate Advisory Council,
  • American Ambulance Association's Governmental Affairs Committee,
  • North Dakota EMS Strategic Visioning Committee,
  • Stroke System of Care Task Force and
  • Many, many more!

Award Programs

Every year NDEMSA presents awards in ten categories to a minimum of twenty-two providers. We take great pride in our members and their accomplishments and commitment to the communities they serve. Thus, we find it necessary to showcase the individuals who show a strong commitment and enthusiasm for EMS in North Dakota and genuinely embody the spirit of our industry.

Life Insurance

In December 2010 NDEMSA secured the largest benefit it has ever been able to provide its members. Through an arrangement with American Income Life each NDEMSA member receives a $3,500.00 Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy at no cost to them!!

A Voice that Counts

As a member of NDEMSA you have the exclusive right to elect the executive members of our Board of Directors each April. In addition, you are invited to all meetings of our Board of Directors and are encouraged to provide your insight and feedback by contacting our office at any time.

Receive all of this and much more when you become a member of NDEMSA! Other benefits of membership include public relations, technical assistance, referrals, service director workshops and presentations, and many more benefits to come in the near future.

Notice of Non-Deductibility

For income tax purposes, membership dues paid to the North Dakota EMS Association (NDEMSA) are deductible as a business or trade expense.  However, pursuant to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 162 (e) and Section 6033 (e) certain lobbying and political expenses are NOT deductible and information concerning their non-deductibility must be communicated by tax-exempt organizations to their members.  In compliance with these requirements, you are hereby notified that NDEMSA estimates it has or will spend 50% of your dues on these activities and that amount is therefore not tax deductible.

We advise all members to consult their tax advisor if they have any questions.

North Dakota EMS Association

1622 East Interstate Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503


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